Ben Roethlisberger
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4 days ago

Roethlisberger completed 24 of 44 passes for 257 yards and an interception in Sunday's 34-3 loss to the Eagles. He also rushed once for seven yards, and lost one of two fumbles.

EDGE Analysis

Roethlisberger was surprisingly held out of the end zone after throwing for three touchdowns in each of the first two weeks. On the bright side, he clearly re-established his rapport with top wideout Antonio Brown, connecting with him 12 times for 140 yards. He'll likely bounce back at home in his next game, but don't expect a skilled Chiefs defense to make it easy for the veteran quarterback on Sunday Night Football.

Ben Roethlisberger
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2 weeks ago

Roethlisberger completed 19 of 37 passes for 259 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions, and added a 14-yard scramble in Sunday's 24-16 victory over the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Roethlisberger struggled to connect with top target Antonio Brown, but made up for it by taking deep shots to secondary receivers throughout the game. The veteran quarterback has a solid 6:3 touchdown to interception ratio through two games, and looks primed for another productive campaign if he can stay healthy. With No. 2 wideout Markus Wheaton likely to return from a shoulder injury next week, Big Ben's supporting cast should be even stronger against a beatable Eagles secondary.

Ben Roethlisberger
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2 weeks ago

Roethlisberger completed 27 of 37 passes for 300 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Monday night's season-opening win against the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Roethlisberger's night really got started after he converted a fourth-and-one with a 29-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown early in the second quarter. Following that opening score, Roethlisberger got a tad lucky with a deflected pass being caught for his second touchdown just before halftime, but later found Brown for another score to cap his performance. Even without suspended starting running back Le'Veon Bell and dynamic deep threat Martavis Bryant, Roethlisberger had the Pittsburgh offense humming, completing at least five throws to four of the five Steelers that caught passes Monday. On the back of such an impressive first showing, Roethlisberger should take confidence into next weekend's home opener and playoff rematch against the division-rival Bengals.

Ben Roethlisberger
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1 month ago

Roethlisberger is among the Steelers' mainstays who will not play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

The Steelers will take no chances with a number of key players on both sides of the ball, with offensive cogs Le'Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams, Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton also slated to sit out Thursday's contest. Roethlisberger's next opportunity to play in a game will arrive on Sept. 12, when Pittsburgh faces Washington on the road in Week 1.

Ben Roethlisberger
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1 month ago

Roethlisberger completed 12 of 17 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's preseason game against the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

Making his first (and only) appearance of the preseason, Roethlisberger led the Steelers on a methodical opening drive, eventually connecting with TE Jesse James for a five-yard touchdown on a broken play. The second drive went even better, with Roethlisberger throwing a perfect deep pass to Antonio Brown for a 57-yard touchdown. The Steelers will need their prolific Roethlisberger-Brown duo at its best early in the year, as Le'Veon Bell is suspended for the first three games, and TE Ladarius Green (ankle) remains up in the air. The team was already tasked with replacing Martavis Bryant, who will be suspended for the entire season. 2015 UDFA Eli Rogers joined Antonio Brown and Markus Wheaton in three-wide sets with the first-team offense during Friday's game, working ahead of 2015 third-rounder Sammie Coates.

Ben Roethlisberger
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1 month ago

Roethlisberger plans to play in Friday's preseason game against the Saints, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.

EDGE Analysis

Roethlisberger sat out the Steelers' first two exhibition contests for precautionary purposes, but is expected to get his first taste of the preseason this Friday. Although it's unclear how long the Steelers' starting quarterback will exactly be out there, the matchup against the Saints will give Roethlisberger some useful game action to help prepare for the regular season.

Ben Roethlisberger
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1 month ago

Roethlisberger will not play in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles, Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Steelers will be extra cautious for a second straight week, holding out Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown, Le'Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams -- all of whom seem to be healthy. The only major concern for Roethlisberger is the possibility that he'll have a diminished supporting cast early in the season, with Bell (suspension) and TE Ladarius Green (ankle/concussion) both looking very shaky to be available for Week 1.

Ben Roethlisberger
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2 months ago

Roethlisberger will not play in Friday's preseason opener against the Lions, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Steelers are playing it safe to start the preseason, as Roethlisberger will be joined on the sidelines by Le'Veon Bell, Antonio Brown, and DeAngelo Williams, among others. The franchise quarterback has had a history of injury woes, including a sprained MCL that caused him to miss four games last season. While Roethlisberger rests Friday night, look for either Bruce Gradkowski or Landry Jones to start under center.

Ben Roethlisberger
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2 months ago

Roethlisberger (shoulder) is fully healed after suffering a sprained AC joint during Pittsburgh's postseason victory over the Bengals, USA TODAY Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Roethlisberger had the option to undergo surgery, but opted for rest and rehab under doctor's guidance. The gamble payed off, as an MRI revealed Roethlisberger's right (throwing) shoulder has completely healed, and the muscles around the AC joint appear even bigger and stronger than before. After missing four full games in 2015 due to a sprained MCL and foot, in addition to a bone bruise in his knee, Roethlisberger will enter 2016 with a clean bill of health and ready to captain an offense already without the likes of Martavis Bryant, (suspension) and probably Le'Veon Bell (pending suspension).

Ben Roethlisberger
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6 months ago

Roethlisberger has reportedly lost at least 15 pounds this offseason, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler relays via the quarterback's agent, Ryan Tollner.

EDGE Analysis

The weight loss is a product of what the report describes as a "high-cardio plan" with team trainers, an approach designed to "alleviate potential pain" in the quarterback's joints on the heels of a 2015 season in which Roethlisberger endured various aches and pains, including knee, foot and shoulder woes. A full offseason to recover from his assortment of ailments, coupled with improved fitness, offers encouragement as the coming campaign approaches, though some other key variables remain in play when it comes to the prospects of the Steelers' offense in 2016. With that in mind, it will be worth monitoring the health of top running back (and highly capable pass-catcher) Le'Veon Bell, as well as the rapport Roethlisberger develops with new tight end Ladarius Green, who will look to fill the void created by the departure of long-time Steeler Heath Miller.